Hosting meetings is our primary business! Join many of our satisfied customers who can testify to our friendly personal service, reasonable prices, and most of all the success of their events held at The Leadership Center. The Leadership Center is a full service Conference Center. Founded by the Nebraska Vocational Agricultural Foundation to enable the Nebraska FFA to have a home for its leadership training programs; as well as to provide for the training and educational needs of other youth and adult organizations.
The Leadership Center Mission Statement
At The Leadership Center we serve our clients as a premier conference and retreat center by providing quality leadership programs, exceptional customer service and a rewarding experience while fostering partnerships, resources and fiscal responsibility.
The Leadership Center specializes in meetings, events and reunions of all sizes as small as 10 to 300! We can provide the lodging, the meeting space, meals and refreshments as well as recreation. We also have Wi-Fi in all our meeting rooms. Our staff strives to meet your needs and exceed your expectations! Call 402-694-3934 today for your quote.
Join us for the 3rd Harvest Gala on Saturday, November 18, 2017. A beautiful event raising funds for a great cause. The event will feature a cocktail hour with delicious food, drinks and a silent auction.
Then we will sit down to a plated and served 4 course meal:
Harvest Salad of mixed greens, fresh quince, goat cheese, walnuts and vinaigrette.
Apple Cider Sorbet
New York Strip with Grilled Shrimp Skewer
Autumn Harvest Potato Hash
Dessertspurchased off our delicious Dessert Auction.
Each course is paired with a complimenting wine or beer. We are proud to be featuring brews from Prairie Pride Brewery and wines from Niobrara Valley Vineyards.
While enjoying dessert, we'll delve right into the spirited live auction.
The evening will conclude with music from BD & the Boys and dancing!
Funds raised from this event will go towards the costs of replacing the roof on Ted Ward Lodge ($46,000) which was damaged terribly in the summer storms and towards our facility.
"A beautiful Nebraska setting I enjoy returning to year after year." --Timothy Schmidt
"The Leadership Center was a terrific place to create. The views out the windows were very calming yet inspirational. The walk about the grounds in the snow were rewarding (the truck was a big reward). Also the coyote droppings with the bones and plastic nail were very interesting. My time in the classroom was great. I finished 14 pieces in my 5 days and long nights, the only problem was too much food!" -- Sandra Meyer
"This is my second year to experience this wonderful art gathering at the perfect venue. The accommodations, cuisine, and art room are all perfect. You all are friendly, helpful and professional. Thank you and see you next year!" -- Suzie Popkess
"Thank you TLC Staff for your hospitality!!! You have a wonderful facility. I especially enjoyed the pool and painting the International harvester L-150. This facility is perfect for plein air painting. We've enjoyed using the space for the Grand Island Sketch Club, Artist's Runaway." -- Tim Pierce
"This is the greatest gem in Nebraska. The surrounding grounds add to the outdoor experience, yet the comforts of the lodge give groups a wide variety of activities. For our group this is a complete experience. The staff makes our group feel at home and is always accommodating. Thank you for everything you folks do. We love it here!" -- Stephanie Hansen
"Loved it all! The meals were extra good this year. The staff is always so very nice and really know how to make you feel welcome. This stay here is one of the top highlights of my year. I have been other places that are just as nice, but it is the staff who make this place so special." -- Karen Thurlow
"I have attended a few of our Indian Hills Community Church Men's Retreats and appreciate the version some men had for this place and followed through with it. The staff is always friendly and ready to assist, the rooms and halls are always clean and you can't beat the food. I came from a large family and when we have another reunion I would definitely put my recommendation for The Leadership Center." -- Ted Krzycki
"The atmosphere of the Leadership center makes for a memorable evening."-- Randy Huebert
"The staff could not have been more accommodating to our entire team and all around small town welcome." -- Julie Maschka
"We are more than happy with our experience and everything the Leadership Center did to make our day perfect."-- Brett & Erin Olsen
"You should book your event at the Leadership Center! Their staff is great and so accommodating, everyone was so kind and caring, they make you feel at home."-- J. Lemke
"We want our ladies to have time ‘away’ from the hustle and bustle of life and this provides it." -- Sylvana Airan
"The accommodations and meals were wonderful. Even though we may not see all of your team, we are grateful and recognize everyone's efforts." -- Lou Bendixen
"Aurora should be very proud to have this facility available for these type of special occasions or other events."-- Betty VanLuchene
"Your posts are always so upbeat that I love to read and make a great start to my day. Your staff and leadership have done an amazing job. Thank you for taking great care of Trey and the other FFA state officers!" -- Sandra Mogensen
"I would recommend this facility to anyone planning an event. The staff made it so easy to plan our annual Christmas Party, and the food was excellent! I have nothing but good things to say about our time at The Leadership Center." -- Mary Jones
"Baseball results aside, I wanted to let you know what a great time the team had at the Leadership Center. Your facility provided the perfect getaway from the fields."-- Matt Rutherford
Have a question about an event? Want to plan an event? Just want more information? Please check out our Guest Resources page where you will find our guest book, a wedding book and much more information about booking an event with us! Please browse through our photo galleries and virtual tour to get familiar with our facility. If you have any questions or would like to book an event we would love to hear from you!! You can call the office at (402) 694-3934 or send us an email. We would love to serve you and look forward to hearing from you!
The Leadership Center 2211 Q St (E Hwy 34), Aurora, Nebraska P: 402.694.3934 F:402.694-6116